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The "Thrive in Bioscience" revision guides are written to help students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience. Each title encourages the reader to follow four steps to maximise their learning, with features to support this process.
Step 1: Review the facts
The revision guides are designed to help learning be quick and effective:
- Information is set out in bullet points, making it easy to digest.
- Clear, uncluttered illustrations illuminate what is said in the text.
- Key concept panels summarise the essential learning points.
Step 2: Check your understanding
Readers are encouraged to:
- Complete the questions at the end of chapters and online multiple-choice questions to reinforce their learning.
- Use the flashcard app to master the essential terms and phrases.
Step 3: Take note of extra advice
Revision tips, and hints for getting those precious extra marks in exams, are presented throughout.
Step 4: Go the extra mile
Readers can explore the suggestions for further reading to take their understanding one step further.
Each title in the series is tailored to maximise understanding and achievement, to ensure that the reader really can thrive in their studies. They are the perfect course companions for any bioscience degree. Each title in the series is accompanied by the following digital resources:
- A flashcard glossary app, enabling the user to test their understanding of key terminology;
- A bank of interactive MCQs, giving users a hands-on way to check they have fully understood the concepts presented.
1: Introduction to biological molecules and cells
2: Methods of studying cells
3: Eukaryotic biological membranes
4: Structure and activities of prokaryotic cells
5: Bacterial reproduction, transcription and translation
7: Eukaryotic cytosol and the cytoskeleton
8: The endoplasmic reticulum
9: Golgi apparatus, the endosomal-lysosomal system and vacuoles
11: Mitochondria and hydrogenosomes
The cellular environment
13: Eukaryotic cell walls
14: Extracellular cell matrix
Cell integration and life cycle
15: Cell signalling
16: Eukaryotic cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis
17: Cell differentiation
18: Cell death
Cells in health and disease
19: Immune system
21: Cancer biology
Dr Qiuyu Wang is a Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Her major research interest is in cancer biology and stem cell biology. She teaches many aspects of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and is co-editor of "Biomedical Science Practice" (OUP, 2010).
Dr Chris Smith was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he taught biochemistry and cell & molecular biology at all levels. He has written and edited several undergraduate texts, including contributions to "Biomedical Science Practice" (OUP, 2010) and "Clinical Biochemistry" (OUP, 2010).